Scanning via Bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 4DThinker, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    On a whim I added a cheap bluetooth dongle to my Canon Pixmia MP600 and discovered my iMac could print to it via bluetooth.

    The MP600 is a multifunction printer and also include scanning.

    Has anyone been able to make ANY scanner work via bluetooth on a Mac, ever? I don't mind being the first if I have to, but would rather stand on the shoulders of those who bought macs before me. ;)

    My goal? Also be able to use the scanner part of the MP600 over bluetooth from my iMac. USB is so yesterday!

    Thanks for all your help!

    4D
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Out of interest what was the Bluetooth dongle that you used? I have an MP460 that I would like to bluetooth as well.
     
  3. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Assuming your MP460 supports it (mine uses the Dongle in the front USB port normally used for printbridge), then I suspect any would work. The one I use is a D-Link DBT-120. I bought it cheap at a neighborhood garage sale. I've seen them for around $30 online.
     
  4. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Anyone? Scanning via Bluetooth?

    I would speak wifi to the Printer/Scanner, but I can't get the imac to use Canon's latest OS-X driver(s) when using wifi, and the only gutenberg driver it finds is for an MP500, which doesn't quite work with my MP600. I'm using a Linksys wifi print server with all the windows PC in the house working fine. The iMac is the only one who doesn't play well.

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